Back on the train! Monday Made it!

My eye may have been twitching all this past week due to stress but I am BACK for Monday Made it! My hubby was drafting his team for fantasy football last Friday so I had a few "me" hours after the kids went to sleep Friday night. I actually have completed the craft to-do list that I started back in June! Can I get a woot woot?!

I am *so* super excited about these crafts, and now I can finally take completed classroom pictures to share with you all!
First I made the READ letters that you've seen all over Pinterest! (Mine were mostly Tara inspired :)
I'm obsessed!

Then I made a snazzy little cork board for my personal pictures behind my desk. This one is Abby inspired.
I found the cork board tiles at Hobby Lobby - they come in a pack of 4-12x12 tiles and fit together like this picture. I taped off chevron stripes (just eyeballed it) and started painting!
I applied 2 coats - the board is dark so the green didn't completely cover it after one coat. I peeled the tape off before the paint completely dried so it didn't take any paint with it. There are a few edges where it seeped through, but it gives it character - the cork board is naturally not "perfect" You really only see them if you look super close.
I'm so excited to hang them up and take pictures of my classroom! Now head on over to Tara's blog to see what everyone else has been creating this week!


  1. OH YEA! OH YEA! You came back!!!! LOVE the read letters and cork board! I need one!!!! I'm changing this to once a month in hopes of people being able to come back and link up:) So glad you found some free time to craft!!! LOVE IT!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I love your read letters! I really like how you placed a button on it.

  3. WOOT! WOOT! :) Love the READ letters. Working on a set for my room too. I looked closely at your picture and couldn't see any imperfections. Like you said the bumps of a bulletin board make it a little imperfect to begin with. :)
    Congrats on completing your list!!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  4. Oh wow! Those look fantastic! The chevron turned out beautifully:)

  5. The letters are great! I would have never thought to paint corkboard. Brilliant!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  6. Love your READ letters! How funny that we both made them for this week. I really like that you added buttons and ribbons to yours!
    Conversations in Literacy

  7. Ahhh I am obsessed with chevron and drooling over your new corkboard!

    Your newest follower,
    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  8. Love your chevron! I saw that on Abby's blog and thought it looked awesome, too. Now you have inspired me to do it!!

  9. I love your cork board! I'd also like to invite you to my new linky called "Fun Friday." It is all about the fun things we do in our classrooms. I'd love for you to stop by and link up some of your great ideas!

    Teaching Fourth

  10. I love these! Great job!!


  11. So cute! I am your newest follower. Stop b my blog when you get a minute! :)
    Fun in 1st Grade


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